Saturday 25 November 2017

Camogie king Doyle cut above rest

THE manager of the year award (encompassing all sports) usually goes to a man and, by extension, to men's sport. However, there are compelling reasons why that should change this year.

Yes, the recipient should be male but only in recognition of his accomplishment in a female sport. JJ Doyle managed Wexford senior and intermediate camogie teams to All-Ireland glory at Croke Park last Sunday, a truly outstanding achievement, even by the highest standards.

Not only that, but the senior triumph clinched the two-in-a-row for Wexford.

Now if the selectors (sports editors, I do believe) don't want to be accused of undervaluing women's sport, then they have to select a manager who presided over two All-Ireland titles on the same afternoon.

We look forward to developments in a few months' time.

Irish Independent

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